Post Archive

November 9, 2007

On Tuesday, New Jersey voters defeated a state ballot referendum that would have put $450 million of taxpayer funds into stem cell research....

Today, Pakistani police placed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest and surrounded her Islamabad residence with barbed wire. The former prime minister had...

• Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare: The World as Stage (HarperCollins, 208 pp., $19.95), the latest entry in James Atlas’s “Eminent Lives” series, represents an attempt by...

The late Klaus Kinski was an ominously googly-eyed film star of over-the-top intensity, most notably in movies directed by the overly intense Werner Herzog (who...

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, the New Criterion’s November issue contains a...

Pray for low expectations when it comes the Annapolis summit, because then it will not lead inexorably to disaster. That seems to be the consensus...

I had predicted that as our hero’s ideas and associations became better known, he would be compelled to move from the mainstream media to the...

From the Politico today: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she would bring a new Iraq measure to the House floor shortly to provide $50 billion...

There have been at least 60 movies made about Santa Claus. One of them is a Hollywood classic, and if you don’t know its title...

Earlier this week, Egypt’s ruling National Democratic Party held its annual conference, which closed with President Hosni Mubarak's declaring that Egypt is “on the road...

A new polemic from Oxford University Press, After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance by Kenneth Hamilton, a professor at the University of...